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Covid-19: ‘Keep your house clean,’ farmer advises rural employers

Some 330 kilometres from Cape Town lies the small hamlet of Koekenaap, a patchwork of farms where grapes, beetroot, pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, and...

Level 3 lockdown ‘risky for farming communities’

While many are celebrating the news that South Africa will soon move to level 3 of the covid-19 lockdown, a foremost infectious diseases physician...

Lockdown level 3: SA wine prices set to drop

The covid-19 pandemic has seen the demand for South Africa’s wine across the world decrease significantly, say players in the local wine industry.  The consumption of wines in restaurants...

Witzenberg: Farming in a covid-19 hotspot

The covid-19 pandemic has impacted farmers in the Witzenberg municipal area in many ways. But what farmers and agri-workers from this area can all...

Fed-up farmers turn to Facebook to sell their produce

Thousands of fed-up farmers, concerned that their enterprises would not survive a substantial decline in sales brought on by the covid-19 lockdown, have turned...

Now is the time to buy red meat – if you can afford it

The global meat industry continues to feel covid-19's impact as global lockdown measures complicate trade prospects. Economic growth estimates for 2020 have been lowered, and...

Travel restrictions: R60 bil. worth of citrus exports at risk

Travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic are still playing havoc with South Africa’s agricultural exports and as much as R60 billion worth of citrus...

Agriculture crucial to KZN’s post-covid-19 recovery

Agriculture is well positioned to help KwaZulu-Natal emerge from the covid-19 crisis and will have an important role to play in the province’s economic...

‘Be wise, sterilize’ – cleanliness is key for the perfect homemade brew

The national lockdown to flatten the coronavirus curve is getting really long! And with alcohol still a big no-no, many of Mzansi’s citizens are turning to home brewing to quench...

Small-scale farmers face a rocky road amid covid-19 pandemic

Small-scale farmers should brace themselves for further pressure as we ride out the covid-19 pandemic with the world slipping into an inevitable global recession...

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Mkhize taunts smokers: ‘Nicotine addiction is not essential’

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has once more defended government’s decision to extend the ban on the sale of tobacco products during the covid-19 lockdown ordered...

Register for free webinar on ‘101 reasons to eat local’

Many rural communities have access to indigenous and traditional crops that are not only rich in micronutrients, but also likely to serve as a...

SA’s top agri podcast now features fresh produce market updates

There is a well-known Afrikaans saying among farming folk: ’n boer maak ’n plan. It is not easily translated, but it basically means a...

‘I feel like a king,’ says young farmer after unexpected Didiza...

Never in his wildest dreams did Free State farmer Nkosana Mtambo imagine that one day he would get a phone call from Thoko Didiza,...

11-year-old releases covid-19 cartoon series in 11 languages

While millions of South African learners are terrified by the covid-19 pandemic, an 11-year-old cartoonist and entrepreneur has used the extended lockdown to create...